While perhaps a technical landmark, the off-putting story makes the movie a tad insufferable. Continue reading
For the first time in forever, an animated film competes with its live-action counterparts. Continue reading
Though not a typical viewing experience for 2014, Wings is more than deserving of the first Best Picture Oscar. Continue reading
David O. Russell’s American Hustle opens with a truly elaborate combover. The year is 1978. The place is a New Jersey focused on economic rebuilding, specifically through revitalizing Atlantic City.
Christian Bale’s Irving Rosenfeld and Amy Adams’ “Edith Greensly” (a faux-British aristocrat whose real name is Sydney Prosser) are lovers whose cons eventually force them to the other side of the law. After FBI Agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper) busts them for fraud, the two agree to aid him in his crusade against corruption. They target idealistic Mayor Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner) as a means of entry to a web of political corruption. Unfortunately, what should build to an explosive climax fizzles out about halfway through Hustle‘s 138 minutes.
Much like Harry Potter and Stars Wars, Tyler Perry’s Madea franchise supposedly ran its course. But the man wouldn’t let us off that easy. Continue reading
I had an idea a while ago to accomplish something even the most ardent film buffs likely haven’t: Watching every film ever nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Continue reading